Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's been a while!

Hello there, I can't believe it's been 3 months! Where should I even begin?

February- We lost a dear friend in my crunchy mommy community. It's still very hard to believe she is gone. I saw her a few days before at a cloth diaper playdate, before she had the stroke. Her sons name is also Andrew. We miss you Susan! :(

March- Andrew's pins came out, he did good. He was on hands and knees just a few days after the surgery... my crazy little boy. We went back for his post op and things were looking good. Our next appointment is in a year. Hoping everything keeps developing correctly.

April- My mom was here for a couple of weeks. She was able to spend Easter with us. It went by too fast. We also had lots of 1st birthday parties to attend, it was fun! I have met lots of moms and babies through playdates and mom groups. Andrew finally got his 2 top teeth at around 16 or 17 months. He also knows how to sit up by himself.

We got offered free Kindermusik classes. I really like them, more than Gymboree. The instructor Holly is amazing. Andrew has such a good time there, it is so good for him too. We got offered the scholarship again for the summer semester. I'm excited, can't wait to start again :)

May- Andrew turned 18 months (1.5 years). He also recently started crawling a bit. I'm so proud of him! His preferred method of transportation is still rolling though...lazy kid! He still receives physical and speech therapy. He likes pulling up on things, so far only into kneeling position. But at least he puts weight when in standing position now. Slow progress, but we are getting there.

We still have feeding issues. He doesn't eat much solids and won't eat real food yet. He weighs around 17 lbs right now. According to a blood allergy test he is allergic to walnuts, peanuts, wheat, eggs and dog dander. I still think he has a dairy sensitivity. Ever since I limited dairy to only that in the Pediasmart, he isn't as itchy. He gets a bit of hemp milk and coconut milk yogurt, both diary free.

We are finally starting occupational therapy this week, we'll see how that goes. We also went to see an urologist yesterday. The bad news is that he will need yet another surgery. His testicles never descended and at this point, they aren't coming down on their own. I just need to schedule it :(

It seems like things have been hard again. Andrew has been extra cranky lately. I did notice that one of his molars is starting to break through, so maybe that explains the crankiness? I just want a vacation. I feel like I'm tired all the time. His sleeping is random, some good nights (still waking up to eat) and some bad nights.

Anyway, I think that's basically whats been going on around here. Mike's latest hobby is playing with his new synthesizer and learning about music. Lily lost her winter coat and has fleas. And I've actually been reading again, crafting here and there. I'll try not to disappear for so long! Find me on Instagram, we android users finally have it :)


Rachel Marshall said...

I love your updates!

Chris said...

Hi Nancy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Anonymous said...

Nancy, he's getting so big! Those brown eyes and curls make my heart melt!!